Nishapur County

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Nishapur County
شهرستان نیشابور
County
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Coordinates: 36°12′N 58°45′E / 36.200°N 58.750°E / 36.200; 58.750Coordinates: 36°12′N 58°45′E / 36.200°N 58.750°E / 36.200; 58.750
Country  Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan Province
Capital Nishapur
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Sarvelayat District, Zeberkhan District, Miyan Jolgeh District
Population (2006)
 • Total 391,361
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Nishapur County at GEOnet Names Server

Nishapur County (Persian: شهرستان نیشابور‎) is a county in Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Nishapur. At the 2006 census, its population (including portions of the county later split off from the county to form Firuzeh County) was 441,184, in 118,214 families; excluding those portions, the population was 391,361 in 105,633 families.[1]

The county includes the following four districts: Central District, Sarvelayat District, Zeberkhan District, and Miyan Jolgeh District.

The county includes the following six cities: Chekneh, Kharv, Darrud, Eshqabad, Qadamgah, and Nishapur.

Nishapur massacre by the Mongols[edit]

The Nishapur massacre by the Mongols took place at Nishapur in April 1221. The Mongol armies of Genghis Khan massacred the entire population of the area, which some estimates put at 1,747,000 citizens.[2]

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